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History and Techniques of Matayoshi Kobudo: Andrea Guarelli Discusses the Rare Okinawan Martial Art

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Veteran martial artist Andrea Guarelli, an eighth-degree black belt, provides a detailed overview of Matayoshi kobudo, a rare Okinawan martial art that focuses on traditional weaponry.
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Posted in Martial Arts Weapons.

Martial Arts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part One)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Any martial artist who watches the films of the Star Wars franchise will spot the references: Japanese swordsmanship, gi tops, chi energy in the form of the force, and so on. Find out where these components came from and how they all fit together.
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Posted in Martial Art Movies.

How the Tonfa Became One of Traditional Karate’s Deadliest Weapons

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Think you know all there is to know about the tonfa? Think again! Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry is here to explain how the popular karate weapon might have evolved into its current form.
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Posted in Martial Arts Weapons.